ads in windows 8 apps
Welcome to the official Windows 8 channel! If you recently got a new computer for Christmas, here are the top apps that you should install. I'll give you the top 5, but there are even more great options out there. Don't worry, these apps are all available on the Microsoft Store, so it's easy to find and install them. Let's get started!
- Skype: If you love chatting with others, especially when you're on the move, Skype is a must-have app. You can get both the metro style and desktop versions on the Microsoft Store. The desktop version is great if you're used to it from Windows 7, but the metro style Skype is also quite good.
- IM+: This app is perfect if you use different messaging systems like Yahoo Messenger or ICQ. It allows you to chat with people on various platforms, and there's a free version available. If you want more features, you can upgrade to the Pro version for $4.99.
- Twitter: If you're a Twitter fan, you'll love the Twitter app for Windows 8.1. It helps you stay connected with your Twitter feeds and interact with other users. Plus, it's free!
- Facebook: Of course, we can't forget about Facebook. The Facebook app for Windows 8.1 is a great way to access all your Facebook needs. It has a clean, full-screen interface that works well on touch devices.
- Solitaire: If you miss playing Solitaire on your Windows 8 computer, don't worry. You can find the Microsoft Solitaire Collection for free on the Microsoft Store. It offers different variations of Solitaire and even allows you to compare your scores with others.
- Google Search: If you prefer using Google for your searches, the Google Search app is a must-have. It's free and provides a full-screen experience that's easy to use, especially on touch-enabled devices.
These are just a few examples of the great apps available for Windows 8.1. Don't forget to explore the core apps that come pre-installed on your computer, such as Bing Weather, Bing News, and the Food and Drink app. There are over 100,000 apps available for Windows 8, so you're sure to find something that suits your needs.
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Adding interstitial ads in Windows Phone 8.1 Unity apps on AdDuplex
Before we can show an interstitial ad in our app, we first need to register the app on the website. We do that in the cross-promote section by creating a new app and naming it This is my awesome game. Since we are targeting Windows 10 and above, we can enter the store URL later.
Adding an Ad Unit:
To create an interstitial ad, we need an ad unit. I'm going to load one from a template that I created earlier to save time. You can learn more about templates for ads in our other video about creating ads. Once the template is loaded, we save it.
Setting up the Unity App:
To keep the demo simple, I have created a basic Unity app that contains a text and a button. The click event of the button is wired up to a script, which calls a method on our interop object. This interop object acts as a bridge between our Unity code and our Visual Studio code, as it is Visual Studio that will display the app.
Setting up the Visual Studio Project:
The Visual Studio project is created by building our Unity project. To add a reference to the AdDuplex SDK, we go to References -> Manage NuGet Packages and search for AdDuplex. We select the control we want and install it.
Displaying the Ad Control:
In our page, we need a reference to our ad control. We also want to display the ad control when the Unity code fires an event. So, we listen to that event on our interop object. When the event fires, we need to show the ad control on the UI thread. To do that, we make sure we do it properly.
Creating and Showing the Control:
On the website, we can find the code to create and show the control. Additionally, we need to initialize the control in the launching event for the application using the app key provided by the website.
Running the App:
With everything set up, we can now build and run the app. When we click the button, the ad is shown in our app. It's a simple process.
Responding to Ad Closure:
After closing an interstitial ad, we might want to do something in the game in response, like loading the next level. To achieve this, we can hook up something to the closed event of the interstitial ad. We can add a method to our interop class to raise an event back in the Unity code, allowing us to respond and act accordingly.
Once our app is finished and submitted to the store, we need to come back to the website and confirm that everything has been integrated correctly.
In this article, we learned how to register our app on the website, create an ad unit, set up the Unity app, add references in the Visual Studio project, display the ad control, respond to ad closure, and finalize the integration process. By following these steps, we can successfully show interstitial ads in our app.
Windows 8.1 Craigslist classified ads app review
Welcome to the official Windows 8 channel! Today, we're going to review a cool app for browsing or selling stuff on Craigslist. The app is called Craigslist for Windows 8. Let's dive into the details.
To download the app, go to the Microsoft Store and search for Craigslist in the upper right corner. Look for Craigslist Classified and click on it to download the free app. Keep in mind that there are ads in the app, but you can remove them for a fee. However, the free version is still great to use.
With Craigslist Classified, you have access to premium features like a personal search assistant, note-taking capabilities, creating and editing posts, and more. But don't worry, you can still use the free version without any issues.
Once you open the app, you'll see the regular Craigslist app list page. You can search for items, such as antique radios, and view the results. The app allows you to post items for sale, compare posts in split view, copy or email posts, and pin them to your Start screen for easy access.
There are also filters available based on regions and types of items, making it easier to find what you're looking for. You can log in with your account to access additional features. The app also provides a search history, search agent, and location options. Just make sure your location settings are enabled in Windows 8 for accurate results.
Craigslist Classified offers a comprehensive and user-friendly experience. It's a great classified ad app with a wide range of categories and options. Remember to right-click to access all the menus and options. Don't hesitate to give the app necessary permissions for optimal performance.
We hope you find what you're looking for on Craigslist Classified. It's an excellent platform for buying and selling items. If you enjoy our videos, consider subscribing to our channel. You'll be notified whenever new videos are uploaded. Feel free to leave any comments or questions. If there's a specific Windows 8 app or feature you'd like us to discuss, let us know. Thank you for watching, and bye bye!
Adding banner ads in Windows Phone XAML apps on AdDuplex
Before we can display banner ads in our app, we need to register our app and own a website. Under the cross promote heading, we click on New App and provide a name for our app. In this example, let's call it My Awesome Game. We specify that it is for Windows Phone 8.1 Plus, and we will add the store URL later when the app is completed. After clicking Create, we need to create an ad unit, specifically a banner ad. To save time, we can load one from a template we created earlier. Once all the details are loaded, we click Save. In Visual Studio, we have a simple demo app that we will use as an example. Before working with the AdDuplex control in a Universal XAML app, we need to install an extension. If you haven't done this yet, go to Tools, Extensions and Updates, and search online for the Gplex extension. Since we are building a Xamarin app, we will install the XAML extension. If you already have this installed, there is no need to do it again. However, if you do need to install it, make sure to restart Visual Studio after doing so to correctly use the control. Once the extension is installed, we can add the reference. In Visual Studio, go to References and search within the Windows Phone 8.1 extensions for the AdDuplex SDK. Tick the box next to it and click OK to add the reference to our project. Now we are ready to add the control to our page. First, we need the namespace, which we can easily copy from the AdDuplex web page. Paste the namespace at the top of the page for convenience. Next, we need the control itself. By copying and pasting it, we automatically get the ad unit ID and app key already added for us. Align the control to the bottom of the page by setting the vertical alignment to Bottom. With that, we are done. If we run the emulator and load the page, we can see that ads are already being served at the bottom of the page. It really is that simple. Once we have added the control and successfully submitted our app to the store, we need to go back to the AdDuplex website and click the Confirm button to inform them that we are done. If we haven't already done so, we also need to add the missing store URL. Simply paste it in and click the tick to complete the process. Additionally, we have the option to add tracking code, which allows AdDuplex to notify us when someone installs the app after clicking on one of the ads. Follow the instructions provided to add the tracking code, and then we are done.
How to Speed Up Your Windows 8.1 Performance (best settings)
What's up guys, welcome back to another brand new video! Today, we're gonna show you how to speed up your Windows 8.1 for free and without using any software. This video is also applicable to your Windows 8 PCs. Let's get started!
## Introduction ##
In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to speed up your Windows 8.1 operating system without the need for any additional software. By following these simple steps, you can enhance the performance of your PC and improve its overall speed. So, let's dive in!
# Step 1: Power Options #
- Go to the Start screen and search for power option
- Click on the Power Options
- Select the High Performance power plan for maximum performance
# Step 2: Disable Unwanted Startup Programs #
- Go to the Start screen and click on the Windows icon
- Choose Task Manager from the menu
- Go to the Startup tab and disable unnecessary programs that start automatically
# Step 3: Defragment and Optimize Drive #
- Go to the Start screen and search for defragment
- Click on Defragment and Optimize Drives
- Select your system drive (usually C drive) and click on Optimize
# Step 4: Delete Unnecessary Temporary Files #
- Go to the Start screen and search for temp
- Click on Run and type %temp% in the box
- Delete all the files in the folder
- Repeat the process for the temp and prefetch folders
# Step 5: Clean Up Memory #
- Right-click on the system drive (C drive) in File Explorer
- Choose Properties and click on Disk Cleanup
- Select the files you want to delete and click on OK
# Step 6: Disable Runtime Services #
- Open the Run box by searching for run on the Start screen
- Type msconfig and click on OK
- Go to the Services tab and tick the option Hide all Microsoft services
- Click on OK
# Step 7: Registry Tweaks #
- Open the Run box by searching for run
- Type regedit and click on OK
- Follow the instructions provided in the video description to tweak the registry settings
# Step 8: Disable Windows 8.1 Interface Effects #
- Search for system on the Start screen and click on it
- Click on the Advanced Settings hyperlink
- Under the Performance section, click on the Settings button
- Adjust the settings for the best performance
- Click on Apply and OK
That's it, guys! By following these steps, you can speed up your Windows 8.1 operating system and improve its performance. If you found this video helpful, don't forget to leave a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel for more videos like this. Share this content with others to spread the knowledge. Feel free to share your experience, ask questions, or provide suggestions in the comments section below. We'll be happy to help! See you in the next one. Peace out!
Windows 8.1 New youtube for windows 8 app look and review
Welcome to the official Windows 8 channel! Today, we will be reviewing the YouTube app for Windows. This app has quite the story behind it, as it has been removed and reappeared in the Microsoft Store multiple times. But don't worry, you can easily find it in the top free apps section or by searching YouTube for Windows.
The YouTube app for Windows was actually available when Windows 8 first launched. However, Google blocked the videos on the app because Microsoft didn't want to show ads. This led to Microsoft rewriting the app to allow ads, but there were still some blocked features. It became a back-and-forth battle between Google and Microsoft, creating quite the story.
But now, we have the YouTube app for Windows 8, and it's a great app that works really well. Once you've installed it, you have access to a wide range of videos. You can search for any type of video you want and watch it without any issues. The app also allows for full-screen viewing, which enhances your viewing experience.
One of the best features of this app is the ability to download videos. You can easily click the download button and save the video in either MP4 or 3GP format, with options for different qualities. You can even extract the audio and save it as an MP3 file. This makes it a very complete app for all your YouTube needs.
Another great feature is the ease of sharing videos. With just a click of the share button, you can share videos through Facebook, OneNote, or Twitter. It opens up the app of your choice and makes sharing quick and simple.
Overall, the YouTube app for Windows 8 is a winner. Whether you're a YouTuber or just love watching videos, this app has everything you need. It's user-friendly and packed with features. You can easily search for any type of content and have a lot of fun exploring all the videos available.
So why wait? Go and get the YouTube app for Windows 8 while it's still free on the Microsoft Store. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to let us know. We're here to help. And if you're new to Windows 8, be sure to check out our videos for more tips and tricks. Thank you for watching, and we hope to see you soon on the official Windows 8 channel. Bye bye!
How To: Put Adverts In Windows Phone Applications
Hey guys, today I'm going to show you how to add adverts into your apps to generate revenue without putting your application up as a paid application in the marketplace. Now, what's the benefit of adding adverts into your app? Well, once your application is downloaded, you can start earning money through the advertisements displayed within your app. It's a great way to monetize your app without charging users directly.
So, let's get started. Here's what you need to do:
1. Download the source code for your app and unzip it. Open up the solution file in Visual Studio.
2. Build the solution to see the user interface and the code.
3. Open up the toolbox in Visual Studio and add the Microsoft advertising solution control. You can drag and drop it onto the interface or into the code.
4. Set up the properties for the ad control. Expand the miscellaneous section in the properties window. Take a look at the ad unit ID and application ID categories.
5. To get the application ID and ad unit ID, go to pubcenter.microsoft.com and sign in or create an account. Once signed in, go to set up and click on overview.
6. Create the application by giving it a name and selecting the platform (in this case, Windows Phone). Save it and copy the application ID.
7. Go back to pub center and click on ad units. Create a mobile application ad unit by giving it a name and selecting the size and category for your ads. Save it and copy the ad unit ID.
8. Paste the application ID and ad unit ID into the properties of the ad control in Visual Studio.
9. Set the width and height of the ad control based on the size you selected earlier.
10. Build the app again and you'll see the ad displayed at the bottom of your application.
That's it! You've successfully added adverts into your app. Now, whenever users download and use your app, they'll see the ads and you'll start generating revenue.
Remember, you can customize where and how the ads are displayed within your app. You can add them before or after certain elements or even within the content itself. It's up to you to decide what works best for your app.
I hope this tutorial was helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for watching!